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Meaning of “dedication” in the English Dictionary

"dedication" in British English

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dedicationnoun

uk   us   /ˌded.ɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/
  • dedication noun (TIME/ENERGY)

C1 [U] the ​willingness to give a lot of ​time and ​energy to something because it is ​important: He has always ​showngreat dedication to the ​cause. She ​thanked the ​staff for ​their dedication and ​enthusiasm.

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(Definition of dedication from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dedication" in American English

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dedicationnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌded·ɪˈkeɪ·ʃən/
the ​activity of giving a lot of ​yourenergy and ​time to something you ​think is ​important: [U] dedication to ​worthycauses A dedication is also a ​ceremony in which something is ​formallyopened or made ​available to the ​public: [U] The ​mayor made a ​speech at the dedication ​ceremony for the new ​school.
(Definition of dedication from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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